Project Details

A one-year project by the Freedom Institute of Higher Education that presents a model of learner support that builds on applications of Mason Durie's Whaiora: Whare Tapa Wha model. 

Aims: 

This project presents a model for learner support that builds on applications of Mason Durie’s original Whaiora - Whare Tapa Wha model, and Moeau’s 1997 introduction of the fifth taha whenua dimension, to become the Whare Tapa Rima – The Five-Sided Home model.

Expected outcomes:

The planned outcomes from the project will be an instructional video and guidebook toolkit designed to support tertiary-higher education institutions to implement the model to improve learner achievements.

Methodology: 

The project design includes: 

  • a literature review​
  • development of the model for higher-tertiary education organisations
  • an evidence-based evaluation of the successful implementation of the model at Freedom Institute of Higher Education
  • the production of a video explaining the model and ten best practice exemplars of the model in practice.

Team

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Professor Kay Fielden

Project Leader

Freedom Institute of Higher Education
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Susan Stevenson

Freedom Institute of Higher Education
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Nikki Going

Freedom Institute of Higher Education
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Dr Suzanne Grant

Freedom Institute of Higher Education
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Dr Kristyl Zagala

Freedom Institute of Higher Education

Status

Completed

Funding

$26,500.00 (excl GST)

$26,500.00 Freedom Institute of Higher Education

Key Findings

Key Recommendations

Report

Whare Tapa Rima – The Five-sided Home: A Best Practice Learner Support Model

This comprehensive report provides an outline of the Whare Tapa Rima model as well as guidance and support for implementing the model into your practice. 

(PDF, 758 KB, 67-pages)

  • 1 April 2020
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Video

Whare Tapa Rima | The five sided home

The purpose of this video is to support educators, organisations and educational leaders to implement a holistic learner support programme in their institutions. The purpose of the model is simply to optimise how much your learners learn and to accelerate how quickly they learn.

  • 19 June 2020
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